Implementing a New FE Funding and Accountability System

Closed 12 Oct 2022

Opened 21 Jul 2022

Feedback updated 14 Jul 2023

We asked

In 2022 the Department for Education ran a second, more technical consultation asking for further views on proposals for reforming the further education funding and accountability system. 

You said

We received a total of 249 online and emailed responses to the consultation from a wide variety of interested stakeholders and the public. 

We did

You can read the Government’s response to the consultation in full on the GOV.UK webpage.

We would like to thank all those who responded to the consultation, as well as college leaders and sector experts who have worked with us to co-design our proposals since 2021. 


We would like your views on our proposals for implementing the new further education funding and accountability system.

Why your views matter

In the Skills for Jobs White Paper, we set a clear vision for providers to give people the advanced technical and higher technical skills they need to get good employment outcomes, and to help us meet labour market needs.

In July 2021, we consulted on reforms to the adult skills funding system and the FE accountability system which would support this and views from this consultation have shaped the reforms going forward. The summary of responses to the first consultation can be found on GOV.UK.

We are now consulting in greater detail on how we will take these reforms forward and how they should be implemented and we welcome views from the FE sector and other interested bodies. 


  • Training providers
  • Local authorities
  • Adult education providers
  • Further education colleges
  • Sixth form colleges
  • Independent specialist colleges
  • Designated institutions and 16-19 academies
  • Employers


  • Accountability
  • Community learning